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Christiana Leased wins infant school quiz champs

Christiana
Leased Infant
school teacher
and coach
Claudette
McKenzie with
the team
members.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- Christiana Leased Primary and Infant School students, in late May, walked away as champions in an Infant School Quiz Competition organised by the Manchester Parish Library. They took the title from Mandeville Infant School who were the winners in the inaugural event last y ... Read More

Sydney Pagon
STEM Academy
in St Elizabeth
(PHOTO:
GREGORY
BENNETT) Aiming for Excellence
Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth -- Sandra Shakespeare leaves the listener in no doubt. When she first hear ... Read More

Percy Junor Hospital celebrates 70th anniversary
TO mark its 70th year the Percy Junor Hospital in Manchester will host a series of activities that w ... Read More

WELLINGTON ... willing to play less
games at STETHS. We are being punished for having good facilities, says STETHS principal
MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- Principal of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and newly re-elec ... Read More

A winning smile

Monday, June 29, 2015    

A winning smile

400-metre hurdler Jenieve Russell was among the athletes from central Jamaica who brought joy to the region at Jamaica 's national athletics trials, which ended at the National Stadium yesterday. Russell (centre), a past student of Holmwood Technical High School, won the 400m hurdles in 55.10 seconds. At left is Danielle Dowie with Samantha Elliot (second left) and Ristananna Tracey (right). (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS) A winning smile --> Read More

Open Day at Open Campus

Monday, June 29, 2015    

A class in session using a Smart board at the Open Day.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- Possibly unknown to many, a branch of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus has operated out of Church Teachers' College in Mandeville since 1987. It was previously referred to by names such as UWIDEC (UWI Distance Education Centre) and UWIDITE (UWI Distance Teaching Experiment). The institution enabled particularly adult learners, who were unable to access studies from one of the three main campuses of the UWI -- Mona in Jamaica, St Augustine in Trinid ... Read More

A helping hand from JNBS

Monday, June 29, 2015    

Alethia Carpenter Peart (fourth right) business relationship & sales manager for the Jamaica National Building
Society (JNBS) Santa Cruz branch and Junction MoneyShop makes a symbolic handover of J$250,000 to
Sandra Holness, STETHS’s vice-principal, for the school’s mobile computer lab. The occasion was the
inaugural staging of the STETHS 5K Run/Walk in Santa Cruz on May 31. Witnessing the presentation are Hilret
Hanson (third right), executive, branch operations, and employees of the JNBS Santa Cruz branch.

Santa Cruz , St Elizabeth - The Jamaica National Building Society through its Santa Cruz branch and Junction MoneyShop branch recently donated $250,000 to the St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS). The money will go towards the school's fundraising drive to provide a mobile computer laboratory which school leaders hope will be available for the start of the upcoming September term. School leaders say students in the lower grades at STETHS -- numbering about 1000 of a total population of ... Read More

Father's Day Flames in Little Ochi

Monday, June 29, 2015    

Gibbon Bryan with children (left to right) Akeem, Gabriel, Josephine and Gareth.

ALLIGATOR POND, Manchester -- Although there were only two instead of the expected ten participants in the Father's Day Flames on the Sand cook-off at the Little Ochi Seafood Restaurant in Alligator Pond, organisers say they are pleased with the outcome of the event and plan to add it to their annual calendar. Marketing consultant Shawlet Jackson said that Little Ochi Seafood Restaurant has had events for mothers but it was this year, for the first time, that an event was held to officially rec ... Read More

Observer central diary

Monday, June 29, 2015    

A diary

MONDAY JUNE 29 Percy Junor Hospital 70th Anniversary Medical Symposium Northern Caribbean University -- 3:00pm WEDNESDAY JULY 1 Percy Junor Hospital 70th Anniversary Open Day and Blood Drive Spalding -- 9:00am SATURDAY JULY 4 Civic Ceremony For anniversary of the birth of Norman Washington Manley Roxborough Manchester -- 12 noon MONDAY JULY 6 -- FRIDAY JULY 17 Free Baseball Camp deCarteret College Mandeville American Coach: Ed Rose Teachers interested in coaching lessons: 8 - ... Read More

Climate talk

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June 29, 2015    

(L) Michael Mitchell of Porus
High School.
(R)
Christiana High School head
boy Ricardo Gouldbourne.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- Students in Manchester and St Elizabeth were this month given a chance to add their voice to climate change discussions and make recommendations that could in future be included in the National Climate Change Policy Framework, now awaiting parliamentary approval. The students were part of a series of regional youth workshops held across the island, organised through the Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (Ja REEACH) project. The Ja REEACH ... Read More

Photo: Handing over blood pressure machine

Monday, June 29, 2015    

Members of the St
Elizabeth Chamber of
Commerce, Black River
Chapter, hand over a blood
pressure machine to the
Black River Hospital on
Tuesday, June 16.
The chapter says that the
presentation is a fulfilment
of a pledge made to the
hospital from the proceeds
of the “Sunset River Run
5K”, done in January 2015.
Participating in the
presentation are (from
left) George ‘GT’ Taylor,
Nurse Sister Ingrid
Stephen, Diana Brown-
Miller, Jody Bernard, Andy
Holness and Adeniyi
Bamidele.

Members of the St Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, Black River Chapter, hand over a blood pressure machine to the Black River Hospital on Tuesday, June 16. The chapter says that the presentation is a fulfilment of a pledge made to the hospital from the proceeds of the "Sunset River Run 5K", done in January 2015. Participating in the presentation are (from left) George 'GT' Taylor, Nurse Sister Ingrid Stephen, Diana Brown-Miller, Jody Bernard, Andy Holness and Adeniyi Bamidele. Read More

Freckleton wants Norman Manley Drive in Manchester

Monday, June 29, 2015    

FRECKLETON ... we need to rename
that road in honour of the great man.

KNOCKPATRICK, Manchester -- There is a museum at the birthplace of national hero Norman Washington Manley in Roxborough, Central Manchester. His memory is also commemorated in the parish through a bust at the Cecil Charlton Park in the Mandeville town centre. And if plans go according to the agenda of People's National Party (PNP) councillor caretaker in the Knockpatrick Division, Wendy Freckleton, there will be another landmark in the parish in honour of Manley who is credited with forming t ... Read More

Jamalco's health gift to Gravel Hill

Monday, June 29, 2015    

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) David Raby (right) conducts blood pressure checks on
Dudley Bartley of the Gravel Hill community.

MAY PEN, Clarendon -- Seventy eight year-old Dudley Bartley was among 100 residents of Gravel Hill who benefited from a health and information fair hosted by Jamalco in that community recently, according to a news release from the bauxite/alumina company. A smiling Bartley walked out of the building following his examination by Emergency Medical Technician David Raby, saying "My blood pressure and blood sugar are good, and that's what I wanted to hear so now I can eat some mangoes." Community ... Read More

Food, music fest for St Elizabeth

Saturday, June 20, 2015    

Stephanie Elliott, CEO of Compass Communications

THE inaugural South Coast Rum, Food and Music Festival is slated for Coastline Beach, Parotee in Black River, St Elizabeth, on July 24-26. Stephanie Elliott, CEO of Compass Communications, said the festival will be used to introduce an international dancehall competition dubbed Dun Dem. "It is a platform for dance groups of no more than four to six members to compete and win cash and an opportunity to travel to Europe in 2016 to compete for the 'Top International Dancehall Group," said Elliott ... Read More



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